How to lay wildflower turf

How to lay wildflower turf

A mini wildflower meadow, with native flowers such as red clover, scabious and ox-eye daisies, attracts a wide range of wildlife, from bees and other pollinating insects to small mammals and amphibians.

You can grow wildflowers from seed or from plug plants, but the easiest way to establish a wildflower meadow is to lay turf. Simply remove a few strips from your lawn and replace them with wildflower turf, which you can buy from online suppliers.

Looking to maintain your meadow? Wildflower meadows need cutting once a year, after they’ve finished setting seed. Find out how to do it in this Gardeners’ World video, as Monty Don cuts back his wildflower meadow with a scythe. He shares tips on how short to cut it and why it’s important to remove all the cut material afterwards:

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Follow our step-by-step guide to laying wildflower turf.

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